Nick Reich is the Founder of Social Insight and a Partner in the innovation design lab CommonWise. He brings over a decade of experience in innovation, strategy, program design, and collaboration to help nonprofits and social enterprises across a variety of sectors tackle some of society’s biggest opportunities. Prior to starting Social Insight, Reich led organizations working to alleviate poverty, designed scaleable public-private partnerships, and was instrumental in developing and managing key initiatives relating to low-income youth and families, juvenile justice, workforce and community development, and mentoring. In addition, Reich helped design multiple new charter school models that now serve thousands of students at locations across the country.
Nick has served on many non-profit boards and committees and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, where he serves on the Board of Officers and co-chairs the World Community Service Committee. In 2010, Reich was selected as an Indy’s Best & Brightest finalist in the Education/Nonprofit sector. He has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University School of Social Work, Graduate certifications from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and a Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Reich is passionate about education and poverty related issues across the globe, having traveled to and championed education and health related projects around the world.
Goodwill Education Initiatives & Goodwill Industries
Helped design the Excel Center and Marian Academy charter schools. The Excel Center model is now serving students at more than 10 sites across three states. Co-designed Goodwill TalentSource, a program that connects employers with job seekers and job seekers with long term support.
Scale of national poverty alleviation network. Strategic direction with over 75 communities in more
than 25 states.
Scott County Partnership & City of Scottsburg
Facilitated community design process of innovative new public-private partnerships working to
address community and workforce needs.
Design of a Social Investing accelerator within the foundation, identification and scale readiness design for grantees